Tendulkar to play 400th ODI on Thursday(Lead: Sanchin)

November 14th, 2007 - 2:01 am ICT by admin  
When he turns out against the Australians in the fifth ODI, Tendulkar will become only the second player after Sri Lanka’s Sanath Jayasuriya to reach the landmark.

In fact, the two veterans have been progressing neck-and-neck with the left-hander pipping the Mumbaikar when he took the field against England at Dambulla in the ongoing one-day series.

Tendulkar, is the most prolific one-day batsman in the history of the game with 15,563 runs in his 399 ODIs to date. He has a world record of 41 centuries in the format at an average of 44.21.

He has been also useful with the ball taking 152 wickets at an average of 44.

Jayasuriya has 12,178 runs in 401 ODIs at an average of 32.73 with 25 hundreds.

Four Indians — Tendulkar, Mohammad Azharuddin, Rahul Dravid and Sourav Ganguly — three Sri Lankans and two Pakistanis feature in the top ten list of players who have played the most ODIs.

Former Australian captain Steve Waugh is the only person in the list from outside the sub-continent with 325 matches. (ANI)

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